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NBN Co heads west

Thu, 26 March 2015 Continuing its swift rollout, NBN Co has made its first connections out west, with over 2,000 Perth properties now able switch to the National Broadband Network from DSL or ADSL.

Melbourne Water begins sliplining western water main

Tue, 24 March 2015 Melbourne Water has announced a major water main replacement project for the M102 water main in the city’s inner west, a project that will use sliplining techniques in several sections.

Perth suburb powered underground using trenchless

Fri, 20 March 2015 With the aid of horizontal directional drilling, Western Power has removed the final power pole in the Perth suburb of Subiaco after completing the municipality’s final underground power project in Shenton Park.

Victorian sewer tender closing soon

Wed, 18 March 2015 Water utility GWMWater is inviting tenders for the relining of a series of sewer mains throughout the utility’s service region in Western Victoria.

Thiess seeking directional drilling subcontractors for NBN

Mon, 16 March 2015 Thiess Services has released a tender seeking expressions of interest in order to expand its list of subcontractors working on the National Broadband Network project, with directional drilling one of the required services.

Abergeldie wants you!

Thu, 12 March 2015 Infrastructure company Abergeldie is seeking full-time pipeline rehabilitation installers and cutter operators to work on projects along Australia’s East Coast.

Registrations open for No-Dig Down Under 2015

Tue, 10 March 2015 Early bird registrations are now open for No-Dig Down Under 2015, the premier trenchless conference and exhibition in the Southern Hemisphere.

Trenchless works begin under Brisbane Valley highway

Tue, 10 March 2015 As well as commencing a $A130 million upgrade to Brisbane's oldest and largest sewer pipe this month, Queensland Urban Utilities has recently begun an upgrade to Somerset’s sewerage network, which includes tunnelling under the Brisbane Valley Highway using trenchless techniques.

Chevron Gorgon Project expansion to use HDD

Thu, 5 March 2015 The State Government of Western Australia’s Environmental Protection Authority has granted conditional approval for the expansion of Chevron Australia’s Gorgon Gas Development Project, which will feature a horizontal directional drilling campaign.

Corrosion an $A982 million cost to Australian water industry

Tue, 3 March 2015 A new report into the impact of corrosion to the Australian water industry estimates a total annual cost of $A982 million to country’s water utilities and wider communities, with CCTV inspection a possible cost reduction strategy.

NBN Co posts losses in half yearly results

Fri, 27 February 2015 The National Broadband Network has announced its half-yearly results to December 2014, posting significant increases in revenue and end users but an overall loss of $A497 million.

$A2.9 million gas pipeline to boost Torquay supply

Wed, 25 February 2015 Construction has commenced on AusNet Services’ second natural gas pipeline from Geelong to Torquay, a $A2.9 million project that will be installed using horizontal directional drilling.

VIDEO: Turnaround for Waterview Connection TBM ‘Alice’

Mon, 23 February 2015 Tunnel boring machine ‘Alice’ has completed her first stage of tunnelling on New Zealand’s $NZ1.4 billion Waterview Connection project and must be turned around to begin the next section.

Contract awarded for $A87 million Sydney stormwater project

Thu, 19 February 2015 Construction group Seymour Whyte has announced the awarding of a $A87 million contract for the Green Square Trunk Stormwater Project to the Drying Green Alliance.

Microtunnelling for Melbourne’s West

Tue, 17 February 2015 John Holland Group has begun construction on a 17 km pipeline in Melbourne’s outer western suburbs, which will use microtunnelling at several key crossings.

Ground broken for Sydney’s $A2.6 billion NorthConnex tunnels

Fri, 13 February 2015 The final go-ahead has been given for Sydney’s $A2.6 billion NorthConnex project, which will see two 9 km tunnels constructed by a Lend Lease-Bouygues joint venture.

Victorian utility trials tree root preserving pipe tech

Wed, 11 February 2015 Melbourne water utility Yarra Valley Water is trialling a new hydro-excavation technology to help preserve as many intrusive tree roots as possible when carrying out pipe maintenance.

Top trenchless predictions for 2015

Tue, 10 February 2015 From NBN Co’s broadband network to the upcoming VNIE and Esso Longford pipelines, Trenchless Australasia looks at the top predictions for Australia’s trenchless industry in 2015.

Piping up: $A136 million of upgrades underway in Queensland

Mon, 9 February 2015 More than $A136 million worth of investments have been announced for Queensland’s sewer and water infrastructure, including a huge trenchless project for a Brisbane sewer and new water pipes for Springfield.

Water Corporation seeks buyer for services team

Mon, 9 February 2015 With the company’s plans for drought-proofing Perth now “well-advanced”, Western Australia’s Water Corporation has announced its intention to pursue a private buyer for its in-house Engineering and Construction Services team.

Icon Water names new CEO

Mon, 9 February 2015 Icon Water Limited, which owns and operates water and sewerage assets and services in the Australian Capital Territory, has appointed John Knox to the position of Chief Executive Officer following a recent recruitment campaign.

Sewer microtunnelling project burrows beneath railway

Thu, 5 February 2015 Gippsland Water has announced the completion of a 100 m microtunnelling job with two infrastructure crossings, a critical phase of the $A13 million Warragul Sewer Upgrade project.

Directional drilling record breaking pilot bore

Tue, 3 February 2015 The longest ever completed directional drilling pilot bore to utilise walkover technology in Australasia has been accomplished, as part of a series of major infrastructure upgrades> in Sydney, New South Wales.

Industry guide to microtunnelling now available

Tue, 3 February 2015 With the help of industry experts, Trenchless Australasia has put together the complete resource for personnel working across all facets of the microtunnelling industry. The e-guide is available now for free download.

CCTV deployed in regional Victorian sewer network

Fri, 30 January 2015 Wannon Water has deployed adjustable closed-circuit television throughout more than 3 km of underground sewer network in the town of Coleraine, Victoria.

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